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Textbook of Penile Cancer

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Epidemiology and Etiology of Penile Cancer

  • Maaike C. G. BleekerAffiliated withDepartment of Pathology, Free University Medical Center
  • , Daniëlle A. M. HeidemanAffiliated withDepartment of Molecular Pathology, VU University Medical Center
  • , Peter J. F. SnijdersAffiliated withDepartment of Molecular Pathology, VU University Medical Center
  • , Simon HorenblasAffiliated withDepartment of Urologic Oncology, Netherlands Cancer Institute – Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital
  • , Chris J. L. M. MeijerAffiliated withDepartment of Pathology, Free University Medical Center

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Abstract

Penile cancer is a rare malignancy and a potentially mutilating disease for men. In recent years, a better understanding has been gained into the pathogenesis of the tumor, the risk factors associated with penile cancer, and the clinical and histological precursor lesions associated with the disease.